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Congressman Bruce Poliquin

Representing the 2nd District of Maine

Jobs and Economic Growth

With thirty-five years of business experience, creating hundreds of jobs and growing the economy, Congressman Poliquin understands what it takes to build and operate a business and help create jobs.

Firsthand, Congressman Poliquin will help lead initiatives that will bring jobs back to the Second District. He will continue to support fiscally responsible pieces of legislation that will stop wasteful government spending which is crippling the economy and jobs in Maine.

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August 4, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), a member of the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, is announcing $1,557,484 has been awarded to a number of Maine economic and infrastructure development programs across the 2nd Congressional District. The grants are awarded through the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC). Congressman Poliquin released the following statement:

 

July 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is reintroducing his bipartisan Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act, a bill that will give our children greater access to healthy fruits and vegetables in their school cafeterias.

 

July 17, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) applauded the announcement by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Labor (DOL) to issue up to 15,000 additional temporary workers under the H-2B program, a big win for Maine’s economy, which is largely made up of local tourism businesses that need to fill temporary jobs for the massive upcoming August tourism season. The need is greater this year as Maine is experiencing the lowest level of unemployment since World War II.

 

July 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved up to $10 million to purchase Maine wild blueberries after the Delegation requested the Department take action earlier this year. Bonus buys help protect American farmers from unexpected market conditions by purchasing surplus goods and distributing them to food banks and other charitable institutions.

 

June 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and U.S.

June 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources moved a comprehensive and bipartisan forestry bill forward that incorporates Congressman Bruce Poliquin’s (ME-02)  Future Logging Careers Act (H.R.

June 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) is continuing his efforts to ease unnecessary regulatory burdens on Maine’s sea urchin industry that have caused the highly perishable product to spoil and that have been a detriment to these Maine businesses and jobs.

 

June 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Continuing to seek solutions to the devastating prospect of the abandonment of the Forest City Dam on the St. Croix River, Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02) sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting the commissioners exempt the Forest City Dam from extremely costly, and potentially devastating, new regulations.

 

In his letter, Congressman Poliquin writes:

 

June 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Collins and King and U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking that the thirteen groundfish permits forfeited by Carlos Rafael – a New Bedford fisherman who has plead guilty to 28 federal counts of tax evasion, falsifying fishing quotas and conspiracy – be redistributed to fishermen throughout the Northeast, not only New Bedford.

 

May 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Representatives Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin have reintroduced their bill to make it easier for seafood dealers to export sea urchins and sea cucumbers outside of the United States. This bill puts an end to repetitive, mandatory inspections of urchins and sea cucumbers being exported from the country, which are causing the highly perishable product to be held in warehouses for prolonged periods and spoiling.